© 1989

Additive Representations of Preferences

A New Foundation of Decision Analysis


Part of the Theory and Decision Library C book series (TDLC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-7
  2. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 8-12
  3. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 13-26
  4. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 27-40
  5. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 41-77
  6. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 78-91
  7. Peter P. Wakker
    Pages 134-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-195

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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical PsychologyUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

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`This book represents a very real and important contribution to the mathematics of decision theory.
The distinguishing feature of Wakker's approach is that he has no need of a reference experiment.
There are further results aplenty and much for the decision theorist to ponder. These results will also help psychologists, economists and others formulate and test models of decision-making behaviour.
By any standards its publication is a landmark ... excellent survey and summary of the literature on additive preference models. Each page represents the distillation of much thought. As a consequence, it is a book that rewards reading and rereading. Wakker's results and methods of proof will enlighten research into decision theory for many years.'
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 43, 1990